Agreement on principles to guide cyber policy going forward

IT industry associations representing Japan, Europe and the United States have agreed on a set of principles they hope can guide governments in establishing coherent, interoperable cybersecurity policies, reports Government Computer News.

“We want to make sure governments approach cybersecurity in a way that provides security and also protects innovation,” said Danielle Kriz, director of global cybersecurity policy for the Information Technology Industry Council, which is based in the United States.

The recommendations also were approved in Brussels June 21 by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association and DigitalEurope.

The 12 recommendations outline a cooperative approach between government and industry, with an eye toward leaving industry free to innovate and compete without being burdened by overly specific government regulation.

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